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CR Painting

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:12 pm
by Victorian_Lad
Hello,
I found this painting on the internet. I looks like a replication of a picture I need of a double header with a CR 140 Class at the front, dont remember where it was taken. However, would anyone know who made this painting and where I can find a better resolution. Id quite like to buy a copy and frame it. Also the scenery looks drastically different compared to the photo its based on.

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:38 pm
by Loch Awe
Hi VL,

Not sure about photo but painting looks awful like Killiecrankie. Just checked against photo I have. Send me PE if you'd like a copy.

kind regards,

Robert

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:34 pm
by dunalastairv
I'm not surprised you cannot match the two! The photograph is Luncarty, just north of Perth; the painting is at Killiecrankie Station on the Highland Railway and was done by Gerald Broom, G.R.A., a living artist from Walsall, Staffordshire.

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:06 pm
by jasp
Both pictures are rather nice.
I particularly like the photo with the variety of coaches.
Jim P

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:16 am
by dunalastairv
'Morning Jim, and Kris,

The Gerald Broom painting depicts the Royal Train, en route to Ballater, and I'm sure is taken from a well-known photograph - but I can't remember by whom. Gerald has prints available of this painting, through his agents, who I think can be found via the Internet, so you can obtain a copy Kris.

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:55 pm
by Jim Summers
The photograph is indeed Luncarty, and rounds off my Signalling book. It is from the John Alsop collection.
I wrote then, and I still believe, that- although it was taken in early LMS days - it shows the Caledonian living on in almost every part of a wonderfully harmonious picture.

JimS

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:59 am
by caley739
Jim
I agree with your harmonious picture comment for the Luncarty scene. A postcard size print of this has been in my collection for decades,obtained from Real Photographs Co Ltd, Southport and is more correctly credited to the photographer H Gordon Tidey. A wonderful composition by a real artist.

Tom Robertson

Re: CR Painting

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:30 pm
by Keith Fenwick
The painting is certainly at Killiecrankie but if the train was on its way to Ballater, it should not have turned left at Stanley. However, there were royal visits to several other places in the Highlands although I have not seen any references to royal trains in Highland documentation.